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About is220d

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    IS250 SE-I
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  1. about 18 months and no issues apart from i kerbed an alloy.. kicked myself on that. Any small issues were nailed on the warranty. Pretty much faultless. Most reliable car I have ever owned.
  2. Thanks.. she is a lovely car and gutted to have to change Need something bigger though.. family is growing. Possibly RX... if i can get the right car for the right price.
  3. Hi guys My IS250 is for sale in case anyone is interested lovely car through and through. cheers
  4. I'd only really change to these higher pressures if you were loaded up and spending 2+ hours or more at high average speed. All it does is basically protect the tyre's construction and allow it to carry more load. I have a Mondeo estate for work, and in the two years I've had I haven't altered the pressures once. You'd be surprised just how much "spare" capacity is in most tyres, e.g. 205/55-16 91V's carry 615kgs a tyre, so 2400 a set. Most cars aren't that heavy! The benefit from changing them is that the added air pressure protects the carcass at high speed. It reduces flexing and heat build up Thanks Jamie, I guess I will stick to what I'm doing then! If it's good enough for you.... :)
  5. Hi Jamie, Thanks for coming onto the forum! :) Apologies for my ignorance if this is a stupid question but it's something I've always wondered and I don't think it's been asked before. With regards to tyre pressures, on most vehicles now (including my IS) there is a sticker on the inside of the door detailing manufacturers recommendations. As they usually offer advice for different tyres sizes and loads, is it really worth changing the pressures for the different loads or is it just a case of setting it to your most common driving conditions. For example, usually it's just me in the car or me and the other half, but I do the odd fully laden motorway trip with 4 adults and luggage. Is it worth upping the tyre pressures just for these occasional times and then adjusting again after, or does it really matter that much? Am I over thinking this?! :D
  6. i would buy it just because it was Alan's car... someone has made a right mess of it!
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  8. they are not the same as just vinyl, they are sprayed with paint by the looks of it. Unless you look very closely they actually work very well. I would rather have all the work on scratches and chips just before selling and these work well at tidying the paintwork and keeping then chips protected from the elements. If i get a chance i will take a photo.
  9. I got some for my IS and I used Auto Sticker The kit is pretty good and is exact paint colour code... does look good.
  10. Does anyone know where i can find the wheel brace on my 220? I got a flatty the other day and could not find it, wondered if it is hidden somewhere? cheers
  11. no idea whether it was too high or low but they had to take trim off and adjust it. seems strange as i asked what usually do these fail on and Light Adjustment was the reply... low and behold.. i had to have light adustment. remember these have only started being MOT'd as the first models are now reached 3 years
  12. Have you got the HID self levelling/active system? hi No.. just the standard projector lights. I have the base model IS220d
  13. Anyone come across the issue of Headlight Adjustment for the IS220d/250 For it to go through the MOT it needed a headlight adjustment, apparently it was a common thing according to the dealer. Now to pay for a technician to make those adjustments makes me wonder why a 3 year old car needs lights adjusting. I have had many cars, inc a few Lexus and never had to have lights adjusting. Would I be right to have a moan, is this a Lexus problem? Warranty will not cover this, but my argument is that its either a fault or it was set wrong at the factory.